28 Aug

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova prediction

Ekaterina Makarova Serena Williams Prediction

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova, US OPEN WTA 2016-08-30:

The US Open women’s first round offers a nice banker bet as the rank 36 olympic gold medalist Ekaterina Makarova tries to take on the all time best female tennis player Serena Williams. The 2016 US Open will be a perfect revenge opportunity for Serena as she almost accomplished a “true major” (winning Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open and US Open in the same year) at the 2015 US Open. Having won all the 3 previous majors that year Serena lost in the semis to Roberta Vinci with (6-2, 6-3, 6-3).

Ekaterina Makarova will be coming into this match with 3 victories and 2 defeats in her latest 5 WTA singles matches. Makarova has also just won an Olympic gold medal in the Womens doubles in Rio with Elena Vesnina. Makarova is known for setting up her opponents into unusual positions with her serves and then finishing her service games by out maneuvering her opponent.

Serena Williams will be coming into this match with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 singles matches. Serena has already won 1 major this year and has made it to the finals in the other 2, as such she is as always considered a heavy favourite to both reach the finals and to win the event. Williams did drop out of the olympics in the R16 against Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3), however having already won 4 olympic gold medals and with last year’s US Open in mind it’s safe to say that her focus has probably been on this event and not the olympics. Serena William’s play style is rather similar to that of Makarova however being known to be the WTA player with the most powerful strokes she uses that to her advantage in favor of tactical movement.

Ekaterina Makarova Serena Williams Prediction

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Prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this game is a straight set victory for Serena Williams. If Serena is in one of her famous bad modes then she might drop a set but she has a winner personality and will be determined to win this year’s US Open at all cost. The odds on Serena in this match is a bit high and it’s most likely due to the confidence boost that comes with Makarova’s recent gold medal.

Makarova has won against Serena one time at the Australian Open back in 2012, however Serena has won the other 4 matches in which they’ve faced off, including their most recent match at the 2014 US Open Semi finals. It should be noted that in all of their 5 fixtures no match have ever gone to 3 sets, they’ve all been won in straight sets.

Please note that this prediction features both us friendly odds from the us friendly sportsbook Bovada aswell as european odds from the international bookmaker Nordicbet.

European odds from Nordicbet for Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova:

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova prediction:

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova, 2 – 0 @ 1.40 

The viking’s picks for this game:

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova, Serena Williams @ 1.13 

Under 2.5 sets 1.30

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US Friendly odds from Bovada us friendly online sportsbook for Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova: 

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova prediction:

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova, 2 – 0 -210

The viking’s picks for this game:

Serena Williams vs Ekaterina Makarova, Serena Williams @ -700 

Under 2.5 sets -325 

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